Flights from Shanghai to San Francisco

Selected fares from Shanghai to San Francisco

Departure Arrival Travel dates Round-trip
SHA SFO Sat, Oct 31 - Sat, Nov 28 $759
SHA SFO Thu, May 7 - Wed, May 13 $840
SHA SFO Thu, Nov 12 - Thu, Nov 19 $866
SHA SFO Thu, Nov 12 - Thu, Nov 19 $873
SHA SFO Sat, Nov 14 - Sat, Nov 21 $874
SHA SFO Wed, Dec 23 - Sun, Jan 3 $875
SHA SFO Mon, Jun 22 - Tue, Jul 7 $1,937
SHA SFO Mon, Jun 22 - Tue, Jul 7 $1,955
SHA SFO Mon, Nov 16 - Wed, Nov 25 $2,053
SHA SFO Mon, Jun 22 - Tue, Jul 7 $2,346

Shanghai and San Francisco airports and terminals

Airports in Shanghai , CN

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    Pudong International Airport (PVG)

    Distance from City Center: 19.9 miles

    Terminals and carriers for flights from PVG to SFO

    Terminal Carriers
    Terminal 1 China Eastern Airlines
    Terminal 2 Air China, United Airlines
  • 2

    Hongqiao International Airport (SHA)

    Distance from City Center: 7.7 miles

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Airports in San Francisco CA, US

map of airports in San Francisco
  • 1

    San Francisco Airport (SFO)

    Distance from City Center: 11.9 miles

    Terminals and carriers for flights from SHA to SFO

    Terminal Carriers
    Terminal I Air China, China Eastern Airlines, United Airlines
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May

Cheapest weekend flights in May from Shanghai to San Francisco

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Fri, May 29 Shanghai (PVG) San Francisco (SFO) Korean Air $930
Earn $9.30
Return Mon, Jun 1 San Francisco (SFO) Shanghai (PVG) Korean Air

Lowest roundtrip airfare in May from Shanghai to San Francisco

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Fri, May 29 Shanghai (PVG) San Francisco (SFO) Korean Air $840
Earn $8.40
Return Thu, Jul 30 San Francisco (SFO) Shanghai (PVG) Korean Air

Best one-week trip in May from Shanghai to San Francisco

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Tue, May 19 Shanghai (PVG) San Francisco (SFO) Korean Air $840
Earn $8.40
Return Tue, May 26 San Francisco (SFO) Shanghai (PVG) Korean Air
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June

Cheapest weekend flights in June from Shanghai to San Francisco

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Fri, Jun 19 Shanghai (PVG) San Francisco (SFO) Korean Air $1,086
Earn $10.86
Return Mon, Jun 22 San Francisco (SFO) Shanghai (PVG) Korean Air

Lowest roundtrip airfare in June from Shanghai to San Francisco

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Wed, Jun 3 Shanghai (PVG) San Francisco (SFO) China Southern Airlines $759
Earn $7.59
Return Tue, Sep 1 San Francisco (SFO) Shanghai (PVG) China Southern Airlines

Best one-week trip in June from Shanghai to San Francisco

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Wed, Jun 3 Shanghai (PVG) San Francisco (SFO) Air Canada $982
Earn $9.82
Return Wed, Jun 10 San Francisco (SFO) Shanghai (PVG) Air Canada
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July

Cheapest weekend flights in July from Shanghai to San Francisco

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Sat, Jul 4 Shanghai (PVG) San Francisco (SFO) Korean Air $1,283
Earn $12.83
Return Mon, Jul 6 San Francisco (SFO) Shanghai (PVG) Korean Air

Lowest roundtrip airfare in July from Shanghai to San Francisco

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Tue, Jul 7 Shanghai (PVG) San Francisco (SFO) Asiana Airlines $1,097
Earn $10.97
Return Fri, Aug 21 San Francisco (SFO) Shanghai (PVG) Asiana Airlines

Best one-week trip in July from Shanghai to San Francisco

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Tue, Jul 7 Shanghai (PVG) San Francisco (SFO) Korean Air $1,283
Earn $12.83
Return Tue, Jul 14 San Francisco (SFO) Shanghai (PVG) Korean Air
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Fly from Shanghai to San Francisco

Airports in Shanghai

The primary international airport serving the city of Shanghai is Shanghai Pudong International Airport. The airport is located about 20 miles east of the downtown area. Travelers looking for discount flights from Shanghai can search Orbitz.com for airlines departing from the airport. These include Aeromexico, Air Canada, Air China, Air France, Air India, American Airlines, and British Airways.

Parking at the Shanghai Airport

There are 218 parking spaces available at the airport. Off-site parking is also available and many parking lots offer buses or shuttle vans to the airport. Airport parking fees vary based upon the size of the car and the number of hours parked. Mini-type cars begin at 10 RMB for the first hour. Big-sized cars begin at 20 RMB for the first hour.

Transportation to the Shanghai Airport

Travelers departing from the Shanghai Airport can choose to take the Shanghai Maglev Train. The journey takes about eight minutes, and trains depart every 15 minutes. The cost of a standard ticket is usually 50 RMB. Other transportation options include the Shanghai Metro Line 2 for a cost of between 3 RMB and 10 RMB. The airport also operates its own bus line. Fees range between 2 RMB and 22 RMB based on distance.

Restaurants at the Shanghai Airport

Travelers looking to find a snack or breakfast before their flight from Shanghai can choose from a number of establishments. Two of the most well-known restaurants in the airport are Hong Fangzi Western Food Restaurant and Canglang Ting Restaurant. Travelers can find cheap flights from Shanghai quickly by searching Orbitz.com prior to traveling.

San Francisco International Airport

The San Francisco International Airport is located on South Spruce Avenue, approximately 13 miles south of downtown San Francisco. Because the airport is one of the world's busiest airports, it houses numerous airline hubs. Air Berlin, Hawaiian Airlines, JetBlue, US Airways, Asiana Airways and numerous other airlines offer flights to San Francisco. If you're traveling on a strict budget, you can find bargain prices on tickets by booking your flight through Orbitz.com.

Transportation From the Airport

The Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) system runs from the San Francisco International Airport to downtown San Francisco, and tickets cost approximately $7. SamTrans Public Bus Services also runs between the airport and downtown. Bus stops are located at the baggage claim in Terminals 2 and 3, and at Courtyard A in the International Terminal. You can also use Orbitz.com to rent a car for the duration of your trip. The airport offers a free shuttle service to take passengers from the airport terminal to the rental car center.

Weather in San Francisco

San Francisco has temperatures that range from 46 to 69 degrees Fahrenheit throughout the year. The off-peak travel season runs from the beginning of December to the end of February. It rains more frequently during this time, but the temperature is still warm enough to tolerate the rain. If you book your trip through Orbitz.com during the off-peak travel season, you'll save money on your airline tickets.

Highlights and Attractions

Golden Gate Park, Coit Tower and Alcatraz are some major attractions in the San Francisco area. Orbitz.com does more than find you flights to San Francisco. The website has the information you need to plan your entire itinerary. You can purchase tickets to major attractions or make reservations to take a guided city tour.

Interesting facts about flights from Shanghai to San Francisco

    • 3 direct flights are operating from Shanghai to San Francisco today.
    • Today's average time for a direct flight is 11h 23m.
    • Air China flight 7209 (12:10 PM GMT, Boeing 747-400 Passenger) is today's earliest available flight from Shanghai to San Francisco.
    • China Eastern Airlines flight 589 (1:00 PM GMT, Airbus Industrie A330-200) is today's latest available flight from Shanghai to San Francisco.
    • Today's shortest direct flight from Shanghai to San Francisco (Air China flight 7209, Boeing 747-400 Passenger) takes 11h 20m.
    • Today's longest direct flight from Shanghai to San Francisco (China Eastern Airlines flight 589, Airbus Industrie A330-200) takes 11h 30m.
    • Flights from Hongqiao International Airport (SHA), Pudong International Airport (PVG) to San Francisco Airport (SFO) are available for this route.

Flight schedule for flights from Shanghai to San Francisco on Wed, Apr 22, 2015

Carrier Flight # Departing Arriving Aircraft Flight time
Airport Time Airport Time
Air China CA7209 PVG 12:10 PM SFO 8:30 AM 744 11hr 20min
Air China/United Airlines CA1858/UA888 SHA 7:55 AM SFO 8:30 AM 744/744 15hr 35min
China Eastern Airlines/Air China MU5137/CA7205 SHA 7:00 AM SFO 8:30 AM 333/744 16hr 30min
China Eastern Airlines/United Airlines MU5137/UA888 SHA 7:00 AM SFO 8:30 AM 333/744 16hr 30min
United Airlines UA858 PVG 12:10 PM SFO 8:30 AM 744 11hr 20min
Shenzhen Airlines/Air China ZH1858/CA7205 SHA 7:50 AM SFO 8:30 AM 777/744 15hr 40min
Cathay Pacific/United Airlines CX5857/UA862 PVG 7:35 AM SFO 8:50 AM 321/744 16hr 15min
Delta Air Lines DL6558 PVG 1:00 PM SFO 9:30 AM 332 11hr 30min
China Eastern Airlines MU589 PVG 1:00 PM SFO 9:30 AM 332 11hr 30min
Air China/All Nippon Airways CA929/NH7012 PVG 10:00 AM SFO 10:30 AM 333/744 15hr 30min
Air China/United Airlines CA929/UA838 PVG 10:00 AM SFO 10:30 AM 333/744 15hr 30min
Air China/All Nippon Airways CA857/NH7070 PVG 11:45 AM SFO 10:30 AM 738/788 13hr 45min
Air China/United Airlines CA857/UA34 PVG 11:45 AM SFO 10:30 AM 738/788 13hr 45min